Monday 23 October Jason Wood MP tabled a Private Member’s Motion to the House of Representatives in Canberra.
Jason championed the ban on lion trophies and body parts which was announced by then Environment Minister Greg Hunt in March 2015, before the death of Cecil, the famous lion killed by US dentist Walter Palmer.
The collaboration of For the Love of Wildlife with Fiona Gordon of Gordon Consulting NZ and Nature Needs More (previously Breaking the Brand) has exposed the serious flaws not only in the CITES reporting, but also Australia’s failure to prosecute with hundreds of confiscations and seizures over a period 2010 – 2016.
There’s a global call to close ALL markets and we’re very excited that Jason Wood is again stepping up for Africa’s iconic species.
Hansard from Monday’s Motion.